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'Harry Potter' director David Yates developing 'Doctor Who' feature film

Doctor Who, on the big screen? If director David Yates — He Who Helmed the Final Harry Potter Films — gets his way, the extra-terrestrial Time Lord could be coming to a theater near you in the next few years. EW has confirmed Variety‘s story that the filmmaker is partnering with the BBC to develop a feature film version of the venerable British sci-fi TV series, which initially ran from 1963 to 1989 and then re-launched in 2005.

Yates has yet to land on a screenwriter for the film, which he says will stand apart from the TV series. There is also no cast and no production crew, but the real question is, will the Daleks go CGI?

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'Harry Potter': J.K. Rowling on why Hagrid was spared, and what sealed Lupin's fate


J.K. Rowling is in a dishy mood. Or at least she was last year when Harry Potter‘s creator sat down with the character’s big screen portrayer Daniel Radcliffe for a conversation filmed for the Blu-ray edition of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2, on sale next week. By now you’ve probably heard about one provocative excerpt — how Rowling considered killing Harry’s red-headed best bud Ron Weasley while writing the seven novel series. The disclosure comes after Radcliffe asks if the author considered killing any of the big three: Harry, Hermione, and Ron. “Funnily enough, I planned from the start none of them would die,” Rowling says. “Then, midway through [writing the series] — which I think was a reflection of the fact that I was not in a very happy place – I started thinking about polishing one of them off. Out of sheer spite!”

But there’s more.


'Harry Potter': Julie Walters (a.k.a. Molly Weasley) on 'Not my daughter, you bitch!' -- EXCLUSIVE CLIP

It is the moment that readers consistently voted as their favorite on-screen death of last summer’s movie season. It features one of the absolute most famous lines in the entire Harry Potter series, both in J.K. Rowling’s books and Warner Bros.’ big screen adaptations. I am talking, of course, about the final confrontation between Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter) and Molly Weasley (Julie Walters) in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, in which Mama Weasley defends her only girl Ginny and dispatches the sadistic Bellatrix, all while bellowing, “Not my daughter, you bitch!”

But what did Walters think about the scene? How did her “sons” Ron (Rupert Grint), Fred (James Phelps), and George (Oliver Phelps) react to it, for that matter? Check out this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray edition of HP7 Pt. 2 (out Nov. 11) to find out!  READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' home-video exile won't last long, says Warner Bros.


Relax, Potterheads. All is well. Yes, beginning on Dec. 29, Warner Bros. is halting shipments of Harry Potter DVDs and Blu-rays to Walmart and Amazon and other stores. But discs aren’t being immediately swept from the shelves. “Even though there could be a sense of urgency from the consumers’ perspective, there will be Potter product come the first of the year,” says Jeff Baker, senior vp and general manager of Warner Bros.’ Theatrical Catalog. “But over time, they’ll be less and less of that inventory. At some point, whether it’s next April or May or June or July, it’ll probably be very difficult to find Harry Potter product, especially if you’re looking for the third movie or the fifth movie, for example.” READ FULL STORY

'Harry Potter' films disappearing from stores soon after Dec. 29!

Harry Potter said his last goodbye this summer, with the release of the franchise’s final chapter, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2, and Warner Bros. seems determined to prove they really meant it. As of Dec. 29, no more Harry Potter theatrical film titles (including Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection) will be shipped to stores, initiating a profitable home entertainment model not unlike the one at Disney, which periodically re-releases its classics for home purchase. (Warner Bros.’ moratorium on Potter will not include digital — Electronic Sell-Through and VOD — or games.)

Since Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was released in 2001, the Harry Potter franchise has grossed more than $12.1 billion for Warner Bros. Entertainment — $5.1 billion of which came from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It’s fair to say that figure will grow even larger this holiday season, as children and young adults who grew up with the books and movies feel the pressure to snap up the Complete 8-Film Collection — at around $60 — while they still can.

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Rotten Tomatoes editor predicts 'Harry Potter' Oscar love, talks Adam Carolla's new gig as a film critic


During promotions for Rotten Tomatoes’ new weekly online series Adam Carolla’s Rotten Tomatoes Review, Tomatoes’ Editor-in-Chief Matt Atchity spoke with EW about what it was like to work with the “rowdy” funnyman and shared some of his picks for the buzziest films of fall and Oscars 2012. For starters, he thinks 2012 is going to be a golden year for the Harry Potter franchise. See what else he say on everything from Potter to 3-D to other Oscar picks below:  READ FULL STORY

'When Harry Left Hogwarts' teaser: The making-of doc may be as emotional as the final Potter films

A four-minute teaser has hit the Web for When Harry Left Hogwarts, Morgan Matthews’ behind-the-scenes documentary of the making of both parts of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Watch it below. You truly get a feel for how secretive the production was, as evidenced by Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson having to mask their faces like kidnap victims as they were driven to shoot Part 2‘s epilogue (pictured). You also see how much angst the trio felt as filming came to an end and the genuine concern the franchise’s older actors had for them (Emma Thompson recommends therapy), as well as what it was like to be a bit player invited into this magical world. The 48-minute documentary will be available on the Blu-ray combo pack out Nov. 11. READ FULL STORY

Check out the creepy animated poster for Daniel Radcliffe's 'The Woman in Black' -- EXCLUSIVE

“What did they see?”

This is the tagline for Daniel Radcliffe’s eerie ghost story The Woman in Black, and when you check out the exclusive, animated poster below, you’ll get some idea of why the Harry Potter actor looks so unnerved in the photo to the left.

Think of it as an early Halloween treat from CBS Films. READ FULL STORY

Join Harry Potter himself in New York City this Friday for Spike's Scream Awards tribute -- EXCLUSIVE


Break out your cheering charms, muggles. EW can exclusively reveal that Daniel Radcliffe is inviting 1,000 Harry Potter superfans to join him at a secret location in New York City this Friday night, Oct. 14, to tape a segment for a televised Potter tribute to air during Spike TV’s Scream Awards 2011.

To be one of those superfans, click here and enter the promo code POTTER to learn the time and location of the event (to be eligible to attend, you must be 18 years old and live in the New York tri-state area). The Scream Awards will premiere Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 9 p.m.

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‘Harry Potter’ special farewell tribute planned for Spike’s Scream Awards

'Harry Potter' special farewell tribute planned for Spike's Scream Awards

The beloved Harry Potter movie franchise is receiving an “ultimate farewell tribute” at Spike TV’s 2011 Scream Awards on Oct. 15, EW has learned exclusively, featuring what we are told will be a very special guest! (The show airs on Tues., Oct. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.) Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — Part 2 has 14 nominations for this year’s awards (tied with X Men: First Class).

Celebrating sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comic books — i.e. all things geek — the sixth annual Scream Awards will also honor Robert Downey Jr. with the Hero award (for his roles as Tony Stark/Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes) and Nicolas Cage with the Maverick award. Both stars will also debut exclusive footage from their respective upcoming films, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (the event will also feature sneak peeks for Total Recall, The Woman in Black, and Paranormal Activity 3).

J.J. Abrams, Darren Aronofsky, Chloe Moretz, Harold and Kumar‘s John Cho and Kal Penn, True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello, American Horror Story‘s Dylan McDermott, Fringe‘s Anna Torv, and Dr. Who‘s Matt Smith are among the announced attendees.

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